Subject: THE PAST REVISITED




Just going through a stack of old 45's and I was wondering how many of these any of you remember.

I KNOW i'M LOOSING YOU.........RARE EARTH
BLESS YOU......................MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS
GROOVE ME......................KING FLOYD
LOVE ON A 2 WAY STREET.........MOMENTS
JUST AS LONG AS YOU NEED ME....INDEPENDENTS
FROM HIS WOMAN TO YOU..........BARBARA MASON
OUTSIDE WOMAN..................BLOODSTONE
NEVER LET YOU GO...............BLOODSTONE
NATURAL HIGH..................BLOODSTONE
SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK...PERSUADERS
YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE............LINDA JONES
THANK YOU BABY............... STYLISTICS
ONLY YOU BABE.................CURTIS MAYFIELD
HEY ROMEO.....................SEQUINS
DON'T BE SURPRISED............LYNN WILLIAMS
I BEEN HOODOOD................DR. JOHN
WESTBOUND#9...................FLAMING EMBERS
IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW...HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES
SHOE SHOE SHINE...............DYNAMIC SUPERIORS
I'VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN...............DYNAMIC SUPERIORS
BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW........................NORMAN COMMORS
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE................THE TEMPREES
HOW COULD I FORGET YOU.....................TYRONE DAVIS
I KNOW I'M LOOSING YOU.....................RARE EARTH

This list goes all the way back about 27 years. Back to the days when Rare Earth had their own record label and there were other labels like: Chimneyville, Stang, Watts-Stack, Wand, Buddah, London, Atco, Turbo, Avco, Curtom, Gold Star, Suncut, Hot Wax and many others. These no name labels were the labels that most blacks recorded their hits on.

Some groups were fortunate enough to be on name brand labels like Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes recorded on Phillidelphia Records, The Dynamic Superiors were on Mowtown, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas recorded on Gordy(Mowtown).
But as I said most recorded on no name labels that were bought out later by big companies or just disappeared. SO many of our great musicians from the 60's and 70's have disappeared along with their record labels.
I wonder where most of them have gone. It would be great if they could just bring them back for one live show with no commercials or interruptions on Tv for the world to watch or have them do a worl tour and
just take us back to the days of great music. So many of us can remember growing up with the sounds of so many of those artists.
So many of them incorporated rap in their songs but it was not the rap we know today. It was the kind of
rap that meant let's get it on. My mind is just taking a trip into the past history of great musicians and and music and I began to wonder where some of them are today and that if they were still recording today would their music be as accepted now as it was then. Do any of you have any idea where some of these artists have gone and what do think would happen to their music if they were to be recording today.
Hattie




Subject: THE PAST REVISITED




  • Now thats some list you got there !!!! I do remeber those..those were the JAMZ !!! I didnt think anyone else out there remembered the Dynamic Superiors..Shoe Shoe Shine was on !!!!

    ( hmmmm..Would like to get a tape with all these on it !!! .lol )


  • King Floyd's "Groove Me"!!! Now that's a song I do remember! Ohhhhhhh!!! Mr. "Tyl" Tyrone Davis, I recall all the guys in the neighborhood trying their best to sound just like Tryrone Davis. You remember... "Baby, Let Me Change Your Mind" ?


  • ^5
    Those were the JAMZ!! Sistagurlfriend, should you happen to run across a tape like that........ I know you're going to be will to share that with a sista.... right? (s)


  • hmmmmm so much to consider in your post so I'll keep it simple for the moment...

    1. Love On A Two Way Street (Moments) - we all grinded HARD to that one !!........:)
    2. Westbound #9 (Flaming Embers) - damn I haven't heard this one in years.....it was a smokin jam back in the day too !!
    3. Natural High (Bloodstone) - I remember this one weekend that I spent down in D.C.......(Oh I forgot this is a public BB........LOL)


  • I remeber "Groove Me" as well.........I was pretty young at the time but yeah....I remember it !!
    Whatever happened to King Floyd ??
    Did he ever have any other hits ?


  • Thanks. It just shows that there are a lot of us that appreciate good music. The past was awesome musically.
    Shoe, Shoe Shine was on. It was all that to me and I see to you also .I wash I had a stereo especially one with a turntable on it. I could make me some awesome tapes. I guess I can say Stereo is next.


  • (Chimneyville, Stang, Watts-Stack, Wand, Buddah, London, Atco, Turbo, Avco, Curtom, Gold Star, Suncut, Hot Wax)

    I remember almost all of those labels.....I think that some were subsidiaries of the majors while others were independent labels.
    One of the things that I think has been lost with the music of today is the regional feel to the music that used to .......exist. Today everything is national & sounds the same no matter where you go.
    I think that some of the labels that you mentioned were local & thus responsible for some of that "regional flava".
    Does anyone else remember hit records that were "local" and unheard of in other parts of the country ?


  • That "Dedicated to the one I love" jumped out at me.

    This is dedicated to the one I love
    While I'm far away from you my baby
    I know its hard for you my baby
    Because its hard for me my baby
    And the darkest hour is just before dawn.

    While I'm far away from you my baby
    Whisper a little pray for me my baby
    And tell all the stars above
    This is Dedicated to the one I love.

    Life can never be exactly like you want it to be
    I could be satisfied knowing you love me.
    But there one thing I want you to do especially for
    and its something that everybody needs.

    Each nite before you go to bed my baby
    Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
    and tell all the stars above....this is dedicated to one
    I love.

    June..........oooooooooooooo sounds so good to me.


  • We can tell you really love that song. even after they invented the cassette and cd players I kept all my old 45's. I am a major lover of old music. That was and is still real music. Music to dance to. Music to get lose to and bump and grind to. Music to make love to. The past being revisited brings back some sweet memories.


  • Gurl..Im tryin ta figure out how to get that tape !!!!
    umph..umph..umph....brings back some memories for me !!
    ( Remembers some of those " hurtin" brothas..LOL )


  • GREAT LIST !!!!..........it's nice to see Linda Jones included.
    Remember the great slo jam she did called "Hypmotized" ??
    Didn't she die pretty young ??


  • ummmm, it does has a way of stirring up the memory bank.
    Gurl, we have a definition for those kinda of brothas !!!
    "hurtin" brothas : One that has 2 caddys up the nose with room for the blazer. This way you knew the brothaman was "hooked, lined & delivered" LOL


  • I saw Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes perform in a gospel play in Philadelphia in 1995. Harold Melvin seems to have some kind of nervous tick but they sounded as good as ever!!


  • You just reminded me of how much money I spent on my music...I have every one of the records you mentioned...went and pulled out Temprees and Shirelles "Dedicated to the One I Love" and started a nostalgic trip that lasted for the better part of the day...wish you all could have been here!!


  • It's not a tape. I have a lot of old 45's here. I kept all my old music. I never want to forget what real music was like. The idea of being able to revisit the past and hear these ols songs means a lot to me. A lot of good old memories for me. I'm sure others have good memories from some of these songs.


  • Wish I could have been there to travel down memory lane. I can see that I am not the only one that kept all their old music. I know of a store here that sells old music like that. I am going to go buy me some more. Right now I am starting a Jerry Butler collection. He too was great in his time. I can still remember hearing him sing Ain't Understanding Mellow right now. It's in my brain and in my
    walkman.


  • It was Hypnotized. Sorry (correction)!!!!!!!!!!! Yes she did die young. I can't remember how but she did.I have a tape of some of her old songs that was made for me a long time ago and I think it grew legs and walked away. She along with the others were great and some of them still are great.
    Can you remember what you were doing when you heard some of those old songs ?


  • All I can say is ..Its a good thing we wasnt hanging out at the same parties !!!!! a certain "unnamed person" and his crew thought they was all that talkin bout they waz the best "grinders"...Gurl, we would have really turned them out !!
    Oh Yeah..Oh Yeah..Oh Yeah..... lol

    (I Can still get a good grind on !!!!!!!!)

  • What I was sayin was.. I really want these on tape !!! lol
    I know I'd never find them on wax anywhere !!!!!!
    If u finda way to dub...let me know !!! plzzzzzzzzzz !!!!!!!!

  • Only one statement comes to mind...... " You had the rest, now try the best" Turned them out ??????? Oh lawd..... flipped, dipped, shaked & baked...LOL ..... and U know dat right!!
  • My Sista GurlFriend !!!! ^5.....lol...yep U know U right...hmmmmm..kinda strange that the fellows seem to be mighty quiet on this one......U think we scared them ?????

    ..heeheehee

  • Everytime I think of Jerry Butler, I think of Hutchins Jr. High School and "He Don't Love You, Like I Love You"...God, where has the time flown and where are all my old friends?
    Thanks!!


  • I remember folks saying Linda Jones died in her twenties during childbirth on her way to the hospital in an ambulance. Now how true it is I do not know...











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